#11 Lincoln Ave Bus is Back!
Dear Neighbor,

The long anticipated  pilot program for the #11 bus begins this Monday, June 20th. It will run along Lincoln Ave weekdays from 10 AM - 7 PM and serve more than 40 bus stops between the Western Brown Line stop and Fullerton. This schedule was designed to correspond with the adjacent Brown Line Service and the operating hours of many of the businesses along the route. 

For 6 months, the CTA will collect ridership data and feedback to help determine whether the line will be permanently reinstated. You are encouraged to  ride the #11 frequently and share and share your opinion with the CTA.

Please meet us at the Lincoln & Wrightwood/Sheffield bus stop at 3 PM, Monday June 20 and join us for a northbound ride on the #11 on its inaugural day. 

Check out the #11 pilot route map below:

Roslyn Place
Drummond, Roslyn, and St. James Resurfaced

The 1100 block of N. Drummond, and the 400 blocks of W. Roslyn and W. St. James were recently resurfaced using 43rd Ward menu dollars. During the project, a sewer collapse  was discovered on St. James and the Department of Water Management will be repairing it this summer. 
Movies in the Parks - Tonight!

The 16th annual Movies in the Parks series debuts its first 43rd Ward event of the summer with a screening of Ferris Bueller's Day Off on tonight, June 15th at 8:30 PM at Lincoln Grove, located behind the Chicago History Museum. Bring a picnic basket, blanket, and your friends and family and enjoy a movie outdoors. Click here for a schedule of movies coming to our ward this summer.

Cravings on Clark Tomorrow!

Come to Clark Street for the 3rd Annual restaurant crawl  Thursday, June 16th from 6 - 9 PM. Guests will enjoy tastings from over twenty restaurants and shops, free pedicab rides, plus special deals and discounts at retail shops along the route. Meet our local chefs and business owners. $30 in advance, $40 the day of. Click here to purchase ti ckets.

Lincoln Park Library Presents: Explore on the Go!
Teen Volunteers Needed

The Lincoln Park Branch Library, 1150 W Fullerton, is seeking volunteers aged 12 to 18 to assist with the Summer Learning Challenge for Children running Monday, June 20 through Thursday, September 1. Volunteers who missed the training session last Saturday must attend the second session on Thursday, June 16th from 6:30-7:30 PM at the library.  Please call (312) 744-1926 for additional inform ation.

Annual 43rd Ward City Sticker Sale this Friday

The 43rd Ward's annual   City Sticker Sale  is this Friday, June 17th from 10 AM - 2 PM at  the DePaul University Student Center, 2250 N. Sheffield Ave in Room 380. This ward sale is limited to customers with "June" vehicle sticker expiration dates. Vehicle stickers, senior stickers, residential zone stickers, transfers, residential daily permits and motorcycle antique vehicle tags are available at this event run by the City Clerk's Office. New residents must provide proof of residency, such as a lease or mortgage statement or a utility bill, and their vehicle registration, to buy a City Sticker. Cash payments will not be accepted, so please bring a debit or credit card, or personal check.

Brew to be Wild at Lincoln Park Zoo
Friday Night

Tap your inner animal-and savor some great craft beers at Lincoln Park Zoo's second annual 'Brew to Be Wild' tasting event this Friday, June 17th from 6-11 PM (Saturday's event is sold out). Enjoy a selection from more than 75 beers from 35-plus local and regional breweries, alongside animal encounters. This ticketed event will also feature lawn games, music and tasty food for purchase. General Admission is $49 ($44 for Zoo members), and there are VIP upgrade and designated driver options as well. Guests must be 21 to enter, click here  to purchase ticket s.

Community Meeting on CPS Lead Testing

CPS is hosting a community meeting Tuesday, June 21st at 6 PM at Payton High School, 1034 N. Wells, to discuss the  ongoing lead testing program at CPS schools. Representatives from the Chicago  Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the Chicago Department of Water Management (DWM) will be present.   Parents, families, and other members of the CPS community are invited to attend  to learn more about the testing process itself and planned next steps.

Alderman Smith with the Chicago Metro Chorus

Father's Day Ice Cream Social

The Maria Diaz Martinez Apartments, 2111 N. Halsted, and our office threw a wonderful ice cream social for seniors on Friday, June 10th in honor of Father's Day with a barbershop quartet from the   Chicago Metro Chorus. I ce cream treats were provided by volunteer Terri Silverstone, and free hats by David Lissner. Thanks to all, including Jerome Stokes with Habitat, Gloria Bradley with CHA, and resident organizer Perry C asey. 
Operation Help - A - Hero

The 43rd Ward and Operation Help-A- Hero will be collecting basic household items and toiletries throughout the month of June in an effort to help the hundreds of Chicagoland veterans who are homeless. All donations will be delivered to the United State's Department of Veteran's Affairs, who will distribute materials to qualifying veterans  in need of assist ance. Please drop off donations at the Ward office, 2523 N. Halsted.

Have a great weekend, 
Michele Signature

Michele Smith
Alderman, 43rd Ward